Quote – John Tierney. The New York Times Magazine.

A 5 cent bottle deposit program typically spends $500 for every ton of cans and bottles collected, which makes curbside recycling look like a bargain. States without mandatory deposits...have proven that the most efficient way to reduce litter is to hire cleanup crews.

John Tierney, libertarian journalist. From the New York Times Magazine, “Recycling is Garbage.”

Sunday, June 30, 1996